The addition of 30m2 workshop next to an existing house in Uccle, Belgium, designed by Brussel’s multi-disciplinary studio L’escaut.
The new building flows in continuity with the main house while its partial burying hides the volume and preserves the leafy environment.
Images from the on going extensive renovation of the Royal Museum for Central Africa, in Tervuren Belgium.
According to RMCA‘s website, their collection includes 10,000,000 animals from Aftica’s wildlife.
En attendant les barbares poem by Constantin Cavafis (en/fr/gr) here
B&w wooden mask from the Leopold‘s Congo Free State
genocide period (1885 – 1908), found at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium; featured at the museum’s web page as Treasure of the month (Oct. 2011), one of the finest Pende masterpieces, linked somehow to Picasso’s Black period.
For the creators of this ritual Mbangu mask, the Pende people, a tribe known for their xylophone-based music and dances, this artifact represents someone who has been bewitched, disformed or misfortuned.
For Leopold II of Belgium, the builder king for his people, these couleur locale trophies served mostly his colonial propaganda. In its short existence, Congo Free State manage to became a byword for greed, cruelty, global hypocrisy and ruthless exploitation.
Lounge / dining area and open kitchen in a 110m² loft in Antwerp, Belgium designed by Low architects (prev. feat.here).